On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
  • DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert "Al" Schmitt, American Grammy Award winning recording engineer and record producer (Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Chris Barber, English jazz trombonist, born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  • Genevieve, singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples), born in Paris, France

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863)